Ishaq Oloyode, registrar of Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has said the examination body would abolish scratch cards from 2017.


For many years, scratch cards have been used to register for and check results on the online portal of JAMB.

Oloyode made this known on Tuesday at the national executive council meeting of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) in Abuja.

He said students would generate a PIN number for themselves from their phone or computers before registering for examinations.


Oloyede added that the board would not support a situation where banks and vendors hoard the cards, only to sell them at a higher price.

The registrar challenged NASU to get involved in the ownership of Computer-Based Testing Centres, saying those who own the centres are businessmen merely exploiting students.

He added that if academic-based stakeholders, such as NASU, own CBT centres, the board will be confident the examinations will be conducted without hitch.




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